Catalan leid

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Catalan
català
Pronunciation [kətəˈɫa] (EC) ~ [kataˈɫa] (WC)
Spoken natively in Andorra, France, Italy, Spain
Region See
geographic distribution of Catalan
Ethnicity Catalan people
Native speakers 11.5 million  (2009)[1]
Leid faimlie
Early forms:
Old Catalan
  • Catalan
Staundart forms
Catalan (regulated by the IEC)
Valencian (regulated by the AVL)
Writin seestem Latin (Catalan alphabet)
Catalan Braille
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in

Latin Union


 Andorrae
 Catalonie
 Balearic Islands

 Valencie Commonty
Recognised minority leid in

 Fraunce (non-offeecial leid
o the depairtment
o the Pyrénées-Orientales
an the ceety o Perpignan)

 Italy (offeecial leid o the comune
o Alghero in Sardinie)

 Aragon (Spain)
Regulatit by Institut d'Estudis Catalans
Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua
Leid codes
ISO 639-1 ca
ISO 639-2 cat
ISO 639-3 cat
Linguasphere 51-AAA-e
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Catalan Inglis pronunciation: /ˈkætəlæn/[3] (autonym: català [kətəˈɫa] or [kataˈɫa]) is a Romance leid, the naitional leid o Andorrae, an co-offeecial leid o the Spainyie autonomous communities o Balearic Islands, Valencia (unner the name Valencian) an Catalonie. It is spak in the sooth-wast neuk o Fraunce an aw. It is spak an unnerstuid bi as mony as 12 million fowk.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Catalan at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Some Iberian scholars may alternatively classify Catalan as Ibero-Romance/East Iberian.
  3. Laurie Bauer, 2007, The Linguistics Student’s Handbook, Edinburgh; also /kætəˈlæn/ or /ˈkætələn/[1]